Sri Lanka, Sept. 4 -- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Vice President Melanie Janine Kanaka opined that students were better off choosing global as opposed to local qualifications for accounting.

Kanaka was recently appointed CIMA Global Vice President and is the first Sri Lankan based in Sri Lanka to be appointed to that position. CIMA has joined with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to become the world's largest accounting body by the metric of membership.

Country Manager at CIMA Zahara Ansary said, "CIMA is a global passport. It lets you succeed globally. That kind of opportunity you won't get from a local body."

Ansary noted that 2 of the presidents of the local bodies were m...